Henri Magnien et Fils is a small family estate that was established back in 1987 but there are traces of vines being grown in the family since 1700. They are located at the top of Gevrey-Chambertin and at the foot of the hill of the famed Premier Cru Cazetiers in Côte de Nuits. Though only 6 hectares, they own a number of fantastic Premier Cru parcels in Gevrey including Lavaux St-Jacques, Estournelles St-Jacques, Les Cazetiers and Les Champeaux. Interestingly, the Domaine produces a special cuvee called "Carac Terres" which has a combination of all these 4 parcels using only the best grapes and receives 100% new oak treatment (usually 1er Cru receives 50% new oak). This "Carac Terres" is considered a very unique win and well-deserves a Grand Cru status and is one of the rarest found in Gevrey-Chambertin with only 1 barrel of production (380 bottles) each year. Aside from these 4 parcels, they also own 0.16 hectares of Ruchottes-Chambertin, one of the 8 producers there. Given the use of grapes from vines planted as early as 1915, they have very low yield across the board but make exceptional wines.
After Henri's retirement, he passed the domaine down to his son Francois and nowadays it is managed by his grandson Charles who aims to "search to produce fine wine, not tannic wine – wine you can drink young, and keep if you want.". One of Charles' interesting practices is that he uses lightly-fired but long-time toasted oak barrels to reduce the presence of vanilla or coffee aromas. The quality from Henri Magnien continues to perform superbly well and in recent years it is one of the top names in Gevrey-Chambertin that everyone is paying attention to.
During our tasting of their wines in Burgundy last March, we were impressed with their wines and among the line-up, Les Cazetiers stood out and we have been keeping this on our radar since. We are therefore excited to offer a good parcel of their Les Cazetiers 2016 today at World's Best Price# -
Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2016
HK$690 per bottle (#World Lowest Listing)
Special Offer –
HK$660 per bottle if you purchase 3 bottles or above
HK$650 per bottle if you purchase 6 bottles or above
HK$599 per bottle if you purchase 12 bottles or above
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From bottle, the 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers is performing well, bursting from the glass with a wide-open bouquet of rose petals, grilled meat and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and ample, with a fleshy but vibrant core, rich structuring tannins and good concentration, concluding with a mouthwatering finish. It's a worthy successor to the excellent 2015.
Subject to final confirmation. ETA end of January 2020.
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